Many roads may need repairing after the Mary River burst its banks. This photo shows flooding at Tiaro at 7.4m on the weekend.
Many roads may need repairing after the Mary River burst its banks. This photo shows flooding at Tiaro at 7.4m on the weekend. Alistair Brightman

Council crews are checking outlying roads for damage

THE Fraser Coast is officially in clean-up mode as Fraser Coast Regional Council crews begin to assess outlying roads in the region.

With the Mary River only peaking at 4.3m about 2.30am on Tuesday, there was no damage in the Maryborough CBD.

The Fraser Coast Disaster Co-ordination Centre was closed on Tuesday after several days in operation, but the council will continue to monitor the situation.

Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell told the Chronicle while there was no damage to the Heritage City, outlying areas of the region may have been hit.

Council crews were out in the region on Tuesday and Cr O'Connell estimates 12 roads need assessment.

"We don't think any are impassable," he said.

The rails were installed and the Lamington Bridge opened to traffic again on Tuesday afternoon.

Cr O'Connell praised the Local Disaster Management Group and the community for their work.

"I think there was a really heightened preparedness," he said.

While predicted devastation didn't eventuate on the Fraser Coast, Cr O'Connell didn't view the event as a dress rehearsal for a bigger disaster.

"It's a trial in that it didn't amount to seriousness," he said.